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“[Fig. 6] will enable you to discover the most hidden secrets; you will be able to penetrate everywhere without being seen, and not a single word in the universe can be uttered without it coming to your ears, whether you wish to listen to it yourself or to have brought back to us by your agents when you order them to do so…repeat these words and place the talisman near your ear while you hold the ring tightly in your left hand: Nitrae, Radou, Sunundam.”

Fig. 7 “Place this ring on the little finger of your left hand and hold the talisman to your ear, and the most discreet man will divulge to you his most hidden thoughts. Here are the two words: Noctar, Raiban, and if you add a third word, which is Biranther, your greatest enemies will not be able to prevent themselves from loudly publishing their projects against you.”


Amazing polymer clay art

Today I’m going to tell you about amazing Russian polymer clay artist - Valeria Myrusso.

Valeria creates absolutely unique, one of a kind jewelry, that will strike your imagination

Her artwork studio is called The Black Hen Grimoire"/ “Grimoire La poule noire" 

"Grimoire” studio considers common process of creation to be a metaphor of alchemical search for the Truth, endless experiment with the matter, that allows to cognise deeper the spirit. This idea is the reason why the studio decided to take the name of medieval alchemical treatise about creation of magic artifacts. Each work of “Grimoire” is not only a decorative addition to the appearance of the person, it’s also an attempt to make a person think about his/hers own place in the world of reality and fantasy, to think about the duality of usual events, things, and feelings, to search for the fairy tale in the ordinary. The main idea of “Grimoire’s” works is “the magic in things”, and the creation of jewellery that has a complex concept of inner content. That is why the topics of “Grimoire’s” works are closely interwined with history, mythology, folklore, and symbols of different cultures. The main material of the works is polymer clay, but “Grimoire” also uses a variety of precious and semiprecious stones, and metal. The studio constantly works on improving and polishing up its style, shaping and techniques so that the art of polymer clay miniature could compete with the classic jewellery, and not yield to it in the beauty, and in solidity. The studio works on several lines of jewellery: in addition to small collections and themed series we create single pieces of beauty that have their own stories. We try to preserve the uniquness of each piece, so we do not make replicas and duplicates. Modern world is utterly boring, and cynical, so we hope to create a fairy-tale with our own hands - a fairy-tale we all need deep inside our souls. Valeria Myrusso (Prokopets Valeriia)

Here you can see some of those breathtaking masterpieces, for more please visit Valeria’s site:

Barrette “Оlliach”. Polymer clay, pastel, paint, pearls, ethiopian opals, metal furniture.

Set “La pivoine. Danse perles de midi” ( earrings, necklace).

Polymer clay, pastel, paint, baroque pearls, emeralds,  metal furniture.

Brooch “Ginkgo”. Polymer clay, pastel, paint, pearls, ethiopian opals, metal furniture. Collection Calatoria.Wien

Beautiful packaging

Pendant “Imago lazurium: Cocoon”. Polymer clay, pastel, paint, nacre, pearl, garnet, metal furniture. Collection “Matrimonium Alchemicus”.

Pendant “À l'ombre d'une fleur de lys”.

Polymer clay, pastel, paint, ethiopian opals,pearl, sapphires, metal furniture.

“Here next is the talisman and its ring. They have the property of destroying everything, of commanding the elements, of calling down the thunder, hail, the stars, earthquakes, hurricanes, water spouts on land and sea, and of preserving our friends from all accidents. Here are the words which one must pronounce (the numbers indicate each thing which you wish to operate): first, you pronounce: Ditau, Hurandos; second, Ridas Talimol; third, Atrosis, Narpida; fourth, Uusar, Itar; fifth, Hispen, Tromador; sixth, Parenthes, Histanos.”

       ~La Poule Noire

“This inscription is to be written on the wand with India ink.”

“Then he took a wand six feet in length having at one end the head of a serpent and at the other the tail. On the wand were plates of gold the same as the head and tail on which were engraved the characters as illustrated in Figure 1. He formed a circle by uniting each end by a golden chain which he passed through two links; he put it on the ground and placed himself in the center.”

~La Poule Noire